I have an MOV footage clip supplied by a freelancer that starts timecode at 11:48:09.

It's a standalone clip that I don't need to retain that timecode for.

Would be very useful to reset it to 00:00:00.

Is there any way of doing this in any of the CC apps, FCPX or freeware utilities/apps?

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You can use ffmpeg, a free command-line tool, like so

ffmpeg -i input.mov -c copy -map 0 -dn output.mov

The -c copy sees that there's no re-encoding, the -map 0 copies everything over but the -dn disables data tracks - the timecode being a data track.


You can do this upon export from Premiere.

Load up your clip, export timeline (use Cineform or Prores for lossless if you'll be re-inserting into another project), and click the "Set Start Timecode" checkbox.

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